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Coat of arms
Nickname(s): "The Calvinist Rome", Cívis City
Debrecen is located in Hungary
Location of Debrecen
Coordinates: 47°31′48″N 21°38′21″E / 47.52997°N 21.63916°E / 47.52997; 21.63916Coordinates: 47°31′48″N 21°38′21″E / 47.52997°N 21.63916°E / 47.52997; 21.63916
Country  Hungary
County Hajdú-Bihar
 - Mayor Lajos Kósa (Fidesz)
 - Total 461.25 km2 (178.1 sq mi)
Elevation 121 m (397 ft)
Population (2013)
 - Total 204,333decrease
 - Rank 2nd
 Density 442.53/km2 (1,146.1/sq mi)
Demonym cívis
Time zone CET (UTC1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 4000
Area code(s) 52

Debrecen is the second largest city in Hungary after Budapest. Debrecen is the regional centre of the Northern Great Plain region and the seat of Hajdú-Bihar county. It was the largest Hungarian city in the 18th century[1] and sometimes described as one of the most important cultural centres of the Hungarians.[2] Debrecen was also the capital city of Hungary during the revolution in 1848-1849 and by the end of the World War II in 1944-1945.[2]


  1. Dezső Danyi-Zoltán Dávid: Az első magyarországi népszámlálás (1784-1787)/The first census in Hungary (1784-1787), Hungarian Central Statistical Office, Budapest, 1960
  2. 2.0 2.1 Antal Papp: Magyarország (Hungary), Panoráma, Budapest, 1982, ISBN 963 243 241 X, p. 860, pp. 463-477
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